Institutional Strategies for Interrupting and Mitigating Bias in the Workplace 

This workshop will help participants identify institutional bias in the context of a university environment and understand the relationship between bias and culture. Participants will leave the workshop with a change model designed to overcome institutional bias. 

Day two is a practice lab follow-up to day one where participants will have the opportunity to extrapolate components of their framework developed in the workshop and apply what they have learned by examining case studies. 

You will learn to: 

  • Examine how institutional bias impacts the workplace
  • Understand the relationship between bias and culture change efforts
  • Establish a framework for interrupting and mitigating  institutional bias 

Prerequisites and Program Notes

In order to get maximum value from this workshop, participants should complete Modules 1-3 of the Unconscious Bias Learning Suite prior to attending this session.

This session is being conducted in an online webinar format. The link to participate in the session will be delivered in the registration confirmation email.

Michigan Medicine employees: This learning suite does not fulfill the state requirement for implicit bias education. The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion will have an unconscious bias online course to fulfill the state requirement available in 2021.


U-M faculty or staff who would like to interrupt and mitigate bias in the institution more effectively

Topic Area

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Domain and Expectation

  • Mission
    • Create value for the diverse communities we serve
  • People
    • Foster and promote diverse teams
    • Collaborate and build inclusive relationships
  • Self
    • Act with courage and confidence
    • Communicate
  • Execution
    • Build positive culture


  • Member of a Team
  • Leading a Team
  • Leading Multiple Teams
  • Leading the Organization


  • Level 2: Skill building

Past Sessions

Code: Sessions in development for FY24. Join the Course Interest List to be notified when new sessions are available

Presenter: Varied